Management Team

David Hunt | CEO and Founder

David Hunt is a prominent figure and thought leader in the clean energy sector. Hailed as a leading green entrepreneur by the Financial Times, David also presents at industry events such as EcoSummit, Energy Storage Europe and Fully Charged Live.

David is a frequent contributor to trade publications such as Energy Storage News, Solar Power Portal, PV Tech, Clean Energy News and Smart Cities World. His industry insights have been quoted in UK broadsheet newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and the Sunday Times. Being well versed in business and economics, he has also lent his voice to the likes of BBC Radio Four and ITV’s 6 O’clock news.

A cleantech expert and industry insider, David specialises in the clean energy and eMobility sectors. His drive to accelerate these growing markets led him to set up Hyperion Executive Search Ltd, a talent acquisition company specialising in the clean energy space that incisively places talent where it’s needed. Hyperion has been helping businesses grow and succeed since 2014 and recently expanded its operations in Europe with a new office in Munich. David’s headhunting team now operates across EMEA and the US.

Before this, David co-founded an award-winning multi-technology renewable energy installation business, sat as a policy board member with the UK Renewable Energy Association, and was a member of PRASEG (Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group).

In addition to his day to day activities working with the clients and team of Hyperion Executive Search, David hosts the podcast ‘This Week in Cleantech.’ The Podcast is a platform for David and invited experts to share and review the biggest, and most interesting news stories in the cleantech sector each week, providing expert opinion, analysis and insight. It is anticipated that the podcast will be a catalyst for the further growth and development of the cleantech revolution. You can subscribe here.

Ross Hoare | Managing Director

Ross has over five years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. He has worked extensively in project management and delivery, procurement, system design and resource planning. Ross has managed the installation of over 7MW of solar PV at both residential and commercial scale.

Ross has managed award-winning multi-technology projects, from the initial design stage right up to completion. He has a thorough understanding of the technologies, processes and skills required to deliver complex renewable energy projects.

As Managing Director at Hyperion Executive Search, Ross draws upon this wealth of experience and insight, helping our clients to recruit the very best technical talent available in the sector, and to ensure every project is delivered on time, with the most efficient and effective processes. Ross uses his experience to create great affinity with candidates and clients in the project and technical sphere which is invaluable in both attracting and interviewing potential candidates. His specialist areas are in all aspects of solar PV and decentralised energy.

Jerry Stokes | Non-Executive Director

Jerry brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the Hyperion team. His network in the solar, energy storage and renewable sector is extensive and opens many doors for the team. Jerry is also Executive Chairman of Gridserve and SEC, a 40-year-old British family owned industrial battery, energy storage and solar power company operating globally through a network of partners and own offices in Europe, South East Asia, China and the Middle East. Jerry set up and ran, over a period of 10 years, the leading solar PV module maker Suntech’s European business where he held the position of President and led the company to annual revenues of over £1.5billion and annual supply of over a 1000MW of PV modules.

Prior to that Jerry has worked in the industrial battery sector as Sales Director for both Sanyo and AEA Technology. He was a member of the UN Secretary Generals Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change, an advisor to the Director General of UNIDO on Sustainable Energy and has worked with leading institutions such as The Clinton Foundation, The Copenhagen Climate Council and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group as well as being a Director of EPIA the European Photovoltaic Industries Association and an Executive Committee member of the BPVA in the UK.

Lukas Neckermann | Advisor

Lukas Neckermann is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services.

He began his automotive career in BMW’s Central Marketing department in Munich, where he codeveloped the first website, helped launch the innovative Z8 sports car, and – as an internal consultant – recommended pricing, marketing communication, and positioning strategies for BMW’s brands (BMW, MINI, Rover, Land Rover, and MG). Lukas joined Allianz in 2002, reporting to the Group’s CEO, Michael Diekmann. He rose through various strategic and line leadership functions at Allianz, including Head of Business Development for Allianz Automotive. He is an advisor to three startup companies: NEXT Future Transportation Inc. based in Silicon Valley, as well as Flock and Splyt, both based in London.

Lukas is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Adjunct Instructor at New York University, and has lectured and taught courses to executives from over 40 countries; he is frequently called upon as a keynote speaker on “The Mobility Revolution”, as well as on leadership, and innovation.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Lukas is the author of three books, The Mobility Revolution (Matador Business Press 2015), Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020 (Corporate Vehicle Observatory 2016), and Smart Cities, Smart Mobility (released End of 2017 in four languages).

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